Himalayan Times – BRISBANE: Paceman James Anderson picked up four wickets as England’s opening warm-up game of their Ashes tour against a young Western Australia XI ended in a draw in Perth on Sunday.

Summary

  • BRISBANE: Paceman James Anderson picked up four wickets as England’s opening warm-up game of their Ashes tour against a young Western Australia XI ended in a draw in Perth on Sunday.
  • England’s most prolific wicket-taker was the standout bowler for the touring side after they declared on 349 for six before the start of play on the second day of the two-day match.
  • Anderson finished with figures of 4-27 from 13 overs but his opening partner Stuart Broad struggled for rhythm ahead of the five-test series against Australia starting later this month.
  • England’s bowlers initially struggled to make an impact as Western Australia openers Josh Philippe and Jake Carder put on 80 runs for the first wicket.
  • England play their second warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide starting on Wednesday.


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